ME56000 - KinematicsFall 2016
Days/Time: TBA / TBA
Credit Hours: 3
To study the kinematics of planar linkages; the emphasis is on graphical techniques in mechanism design, however, the student can check the results using computer programs.
Analysis and synthesis of planar mechanisms; geometry of constrained plane motion with applications to linkage design; graphical techniques for velocity and acceleration analysis; the four-bar linkage; path curvature; fixed and moving polodes; inflection circle, radius of curvature and center of curvature; Bresse circle, acceleration center; cubic of stationary curvature; curvature of the polodes; finite displacements, three and four separated positions; pole triangle and pole quadrilateral.
Geometry of constrained plane motion with applications to linkage design; Graphical techniques for Velocity and Acceleration Analysis; The four-Bar Linkage; Path Curvature; Fixed and Moving Polodes; Inflection Circle, Radius of Curvature and Center of Curvature; Bresse Circle, Acceleration Center; Cubic of Stationary Curvature; Curvature of the Polodes; Finite Displacements, Three and Four Separated Positions; Pole Triangle and Pole Quadrilateral; Graphical, and analytical techniques in mechanism design.
ME 352 Machine Design I, or an equivalent Junior-level mechanism design course covering kinematics of mechanisms, statics and dynamics of rigid bodies.
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One assignment per week (not collected); most problems will be taken from the textbook.
Four exams (problems based on homework assignments): one take home midterm exam, two in-class exams, and one final exam.
*Tentative-check the Office of the Registrar Textbooks for the official list*Required-Uicker, J. J., Pennock, G. R., and Shigley, J. E., "Theory of Machines and Mechanisms," 3rd ed., Oxford University Press, 2003, ISBN 0-19-515598-X.
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